A scheduled water main repair will leave some RM of North Norfolk residents in a Boil Water Advisory for some time.

The advisory is specifically for the area between Division Street and Austin Hall, affecting both sides of the lane, due to the loss of water pressure in a portion of the Austin distribution system.

Distribution depressurization can compromise the safety of the water supply, so a boil water advisory is being issued starting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, to ensure the protection of public health.

The RM says that until further notice, all water used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for at least one minute before it is used for:

  • Drinking and ice making
  • Preparing beverages, such as infant formula
  • Preparing food, including washing fruits and vegetables
  • Brushing teeth

It is not necessary to boil tap water used for other household purposes, such as laundry or washing dishes.

Adults and older children who are able to avoid swallowing the water can wash, bathe, or shower.

Young children should be sponge-bathed. If boiling is not practical, an alternate and safe supply of water should be used for consumptive purposes, i.e., bottled water.

The RM notes that the Boil Water Advisory will remain in effect until the water supplied by this water system no longer presents a risk to public health. No timeline has been given on when that may be.

Residents will be notified when the advisory has been rescinded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Municipality of North Norfolk at 204-685-2211 or the Regional Drinking Water Officer at 204-901 4947, or Health Links at 204-788-8200 (toll-free at 1-888-315-9257)